Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flashback #1- ikea and a purse

In May Elizabeth came for an overnight visit; we packed a lot into 24 hours!

A visit to Ikea, where I found a lovely kitchen (though I don't enjoy the pine cabinets) with lots of cabinet space, a great hood, nice tile and a cool pot rack.

And a fun craft room.

We also did some crafting ourselves. Elizabeth made two funky pincushions, and began a purse.

I made the popular Buttercup Bag; I was proud of myself for not selecting my typical blue fabric! :) Unfortunately, I had some trouble with the pattern. The bag was much smaller than expected and the top band was an odd shape, which made it too small for the button details. Still I think it came out pretty cute, I'd make it again.

Mostly, I was really proud that I learned how to install a magnetic snap.

It was a busy but fun weekend.


Mrs. Limestone said...

The purse looks great! My concern with making something like that is I don't see myself getting a lot of use out of it. I really wear my purses "hard" if you know what I mean. A fabric only bag would be destroyed really fast.

francis said...

Oh wow I love those pincushions and the bag is ace! My daughter is 5 and is really into arts and crafts at the mo - we sit at the dining table most days with scizzors and glue etc trying to be inventive! I'm going to show her what you've made in the morning when she wakes up. I used some wall stickers from DecoSticks for her bedroom ( I think your ideas would compliment them. I'm going to see if I can get some material to match the stickers and attempt to make a bag with her to hang on her wardrobe. Please keep the ideas coming! Thx

Leigh said...

Francis- I'm glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the kind and encouraging words- always nice to get. I loved spending time at the table crafting with my mom and sister. When I go home, we still spend some time creating. I'm so lucky and happy she passed on the love and skills to me. I'd love to see photos of what you and your daughter make. Enjoy!